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9 Ways to Experience Buenos Aires Like a Local

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Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating and varied destinations in the world, with a host of neighborhoods each with its own distinct character and soul. Here are nine ways to experience that colorful mosaic that is Buenos Aires, thanks to the AFAR community.
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San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
beautiful sunset from san telmo roof
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Av. Santa Fe 1860, C1124 CABA, Argentina
Where in the world can you read Shakepeare's famous plays while on a stage, or in the box, and pretend to be the Bard while reading about the Bard? Only one place that I know of, El Ateneo in Buenos Aires in the neighborhood of Barrio Norte....
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Estados Unidos 465, C1101AAJ CABA, Argentina
The carne at this San Telmo restaurant is so succulent that the servers cut it with a spoon. Order the lomo cut, which is the Argentine version of filet mignon. 54/(11) 4361-5557. For the September, 2012 issue, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of...
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San Nicolás, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Copa America 2011

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Bolívar 970, C1066 AAT, Buenos Aires, Argentina
When in Buenos Aires, make sure to check out the San Telmo Flea Market on Sundays. Crowded, but a lot of fun.
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Balcarce 946, C1064AAT CABA, Argentina
The Parrilla Tour is a fun way to be introduced to secret neighborhood parrillas in Buenos Aires. On the food tour you go to 4 different authentic restaurants, sample foods at each, and learn about the cuisine and culture of Argentina. There are...
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Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Name: Javier Gover
Age: 32
Neighborhood: Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation: In 2007, Javier founded the magazine Wicked to help promote his native city’s underground art and music scene, particularly in and around Palermo Viejo,...
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This Sunday street fair provides a glimpse into traditional Argentine gaucho culture. Wander the stalls and you’ll find scarves, leather goods, and authentic souvenirs by local artisans. For the September, 2012 issue, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim...
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Perú 988, C1028 CABA, Argentina
Travel is more than visiting wonderful sights or taking in new experiences. Travel is about meeting new people and making friends. Buenos Aires Futbol Amigos (BAFA) is one of the best ways to meet Argentines and people from around the world while...